PPTA Statement on the Ukraine Crisis
The Plasma Protein Therapeutics Association (PPTA) expresses serious concern about the ongoing hostilities in Ukraine and the devastating impact on the lives of people in the region. As an association representing plasma collectors and manufacturers dedicated to saving and improving human lives, our primary focus remains on ensuring that patients have access to the essential plasma-derived treatments they rely on. Our member companies are making every effort to secure access for patients in the affected region during the conflict and in its aftermath.
PPTA member companies are also collaborating with patient organizations, global and local NGOs to understand and look at how we might address medical needs [for plasma therapy] in Ukraine on a humanitarian basis. We also welcome continuing and broader engagement with the relevant authorities in countries in which Ukrainians are seeking refuge to support with securing access to treatment.
We would like to express our gratitude to plasma donors, whose selfless actions are vital in maintaining the manufacture of essential and lifesaving plasma therapies.